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Art Experimental Review

Loula Yorke – Crowd Control Vol.1

Tigerforce Records – Oct 10th 2020

Crowd Control Vol.1 is a more thematic and focused offering from Suffolk based sound artist Loula Yorke, in comparison to her more techno-orientated output in ‘Ldols’.

The topic of surveillance capitalism covers the use of digital products such as social media, as a means of surveillance and corporate influence. The term was coined by the work of Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff and is also regularly covered by Silicon Valley commentator Jaron Larnier.

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Ambient Radio

Luke Sanger – Mutant Radio 23rd Sept 2020

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Electro House Radio Techno

Jeran Portis – Mutant Radio 23rd Sept 2020

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Video credits:
NASA Image and Video Library
Charles Atlas, Shigeko Kobuta & Nam June Paik – Merce by Merce by Paik
Shigeko Kubota – Video Installations 1970-1994

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Books Culture

Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany – Uwe Schütte

Book cover of "Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany" by Uwe Schütte

This book, published just a couple of months before the death of Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Scheider earlier this year, is a timely retrospective of the band that changed the shape of popular (and not so popular) music forever.

Readers of this blog will no doubt include many die-hard Kraftwerk fans, so this general introduction probably won’t feature much information that is not already known. However, there is still something of interest to be found in this book. Aside from the usual biographies and discographies, Uwe Shütte considers the aesthetic and philosophical aspects that shaped the Kraftwerk sound and ethos.

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Ambient Radio

Frequency Domain label showcase

Those who tuned into our last show on Mutant Radio, will have seen and heard the incredible Ali Wade AV mix, showcasing tracks from the Frequency Domain catalogue. You can listen back to the archive here:

Frequency Domain · Frequency Domain label showcase on Mutant Radio

Shasta Cults – Sine Waves With Subtle Phase (fd010)
Southfacing – Make Way for the Young (fd002)
Forest Drive West – Scafell Pike (fd006)
Linnley – Simmer (fd006)
Apologist – No Closer Than The Moon (forthcoming fdlp001)
Datassette – Overtone Crystal (fd010)
Southfacing – Opt Out (fd006)
Ali Wade – My Mind Laid Out Before Me (fd012)
Southfacing – The Marking Song (fd013)
Luke Sanger – Mackerel Sky (fd008)
Polypores – A Horizon Rendered In Blue (forthcoming fd014)
Ali Wade – 187J3X1 (fd012)
Patrick R. Pärk – Splendor of Light (fd011)
Jo Johnson – Careless (fd010)
Matt Whitehead – The Great Attractor (fd005)
Matt Whitehead – Pris’s Dream (fd005)
Luke Sanger – Weathered Gansey (fd008)
Apologist – Still Unknown (forthcoming fdlp001)
Constantine ft. Christos Sakellaridis – Between Worlds (fd010)

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Ambient Feature Premiere

PREMIERE: Salvaticus Selvatico – Breath 9: Peaks

Golden Ratio Frequencies is a label you will have heard played on our monthly radio show. A label that operates in the meditative end of the audio spectrum. We’re lucky to share this exclusive premiere of a track from the excellent new LP by Salvaticus Selvatico. Sit back and let ‘Peaks’ occupy the space between your headphones.

Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Salvaticus Selvatico – Breath 9 Peaks

Pre-order ‘The Science of Breathing’ from bandcamp here

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Ambient Feature Premiere

PREMIERE: Gemini Revolution – It Makes My Mind Unravel

8D Industries – Release: Aug 21st 2020

Excited to share this exclusive premiere of ‘It Makes My Mind Unravel’, from Gemini Revolutions new album Supernova Remnant. Out this week via 8D Industries.

Flatland Frequencies · PREMIERE: Gemini Revolution – It Makes My Mind Unravel
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Ambient Review

Miracle Pond Double Drop!

Not one, but two strong releases coming soon from one of UK’s most promising new cassette label of recent times. Miracle Pond caught our ear with their fantastic Polypores album a few months back and have been releasing with consistency since. One of the few labels that really put the effort in with the artwork to perfectly match the sound.

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House Review

Jonathan Krisp – Renaissance Polyphony

Stasis Recordings – Release: July 2020

Deftly produced deep and acidic melodic jams from Jonathan Krisp. 5 tracks that work for the head and feet. This will appease fans of the Border Community sound, interlocking arpeggiations and finely tuned, sparkling synth-lines are the order of the day.

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Culture Philosophy

Drillosophy

What is the connection between Drill music and ancient greek philosophy? This short video explores themes from the lyrics of Drill songs using concepts from Plato’s Republic. It is produced by Roadworks a UK music education charity. An interesting use of a classical analogy linked to modern situations.